A vibrant modern city in the northwest corner of mainland US, Seattle enjoys a magnificent natural setting on beautiful Puget Sound.
The city's exciting, modern and some historic buildings are nestled between snow-capped Mount Rainier and the shorelines of Elliott Bay and Lake Washington and reflect its connections to the cutting edge aviation and computer industries.
Seattle is famous as the headquarters of Microsoft and Boeing, and is the home of Starbucks — founded here in the 1970s. There's a great public transport system making it easy for visitors to get around the many attractions. Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, the Space Needle, the monorail, the bars and cafés of Capitol Hill, the Seattle Art Museum and the Museum of Flight are all worth visiting.
There is also a host of entertainment options including performing arts, theaters, opera, ballet, sport and a great selection of live music.
Suggested itinerary featuring Seattle
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Seattle, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Seattle
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Places near Seattle
- Mount Rainier National Park 58 miles away
- Port Angeles 62 miles away
- Quinault 72 miles away
- Lake Crescent 76 miles away
- Mount St. Helens 98 miles away
- Washington State 110 miles away
- Cannon Beach 142 miles away
- Portland 146 miles away
- Newport, Oregon 222 miles away
- Bend (Sisters) 233 miles away
- Oregon 273 miles away
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Accommodation choices for Seattle
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Seattle. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
This historic, independent hotel is a great value option in Seattle. Its location between Seattle Center and downtown makes it an excellent base from which to explore the city's many attractions.
Occupying a prime position in the popular and vibrant Pike Place Market, this boutique property is the only hotel to boast such a central location in downtown Seattle, offering views over the market and city, waterfront, Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains.
Situated across from Seattle Central Library and surrounded by the city's top restaurants, theaters and shops, the 189 rooms and suites are stylishly decorated with flair and all amenities.
Built in the 1920s the Max is situated in downtown Seattle close to many of the city's shops, restaurants and theaters.
The highly acclaimed Edgewater Hotel holds a prime position on the Seattle waterfront with fantastic views over Puget Sound, just a short stroll from the ferry terminals and downtown.